The 2020 season was rolled over to 2021
@rookhawk, Bots Ellies are not cheap but you are overstating the cost by about 2x. And they have sort of rolled the quota over. A few bulls have been taken this year. These are not going to count against 2021. As I understand it, think of the 2020 rollover as a minimum with some possibility of additional quota being added.
I thought the operators were paying over $35,000 wholesale per bull from bots during their initial 2020 re-opening auction?
sold to operators at the auction for as much as $43,000 each. Zim operators on the other side of the border hunting same genetics pay $8000-$14000 each.
they are then marked up as appropriate and marketed to hunting clients.
Botswana sold the rights to shoot 60 elephants for as much as $43,000 per animal in its first major auction since it lifted a ban on hunting last year, angering conservationists.www.bloomberg.com
Those were auctioned bulls. Operators like Rann, Calitz, Kwatale had active concessions and received quota. Your number is roughly 2x or a little more than where they are at.
Some of the auctioned quota went quite high. I don’t know what the ask is on these but you could check with NKWE on this forum as I think that Jaco’s hunts are based on auctioned quota. I very much doubt that they are anywhere close to $150,000.
Botswana is an amazing place to hunt. I’d hate to discourage anyone from going there.
As I stated previously, the established concessions that received quota are at half or less than your stated number. I have these numbers and know this to be accurate. I doubt that the auctioned bulls are much higher than that but I really don’t know. NKWE could sort it quickly if Jaco wants to jump in.